Access to personal information

Canada’s two federal privacy laws—the Privacy Act, which applies to federal government institutions, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which applies to many private-sector organizations—give people a right to access the personal information organizations hold about them.

Use the links on this page to learn about individual’s rights and organizations’ obligations.

Accessing your personal information

Learn how to access your personal information held by either businesses or the federal government.

Giving individuals access to their personal information

Find information to help organizations provide individuals with access to their personal information.

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